Barcelona boss Valverde aims sly dig at Real Madrid - FCNaija

La Liga By: Iseghohi Odianosen | 08/03/2018

Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde has taken a dig at Real Madrid despite the Los Blancos recent victory over PSG in the Champions League round of 16 on Tuesday at the Parc des Prince.

Valverde also guided Barcelona to Supercopa de Catalunya success against Espanyol without his star players such as Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez.

The former Bilbao coach rested his main stars because of the clash against Malaga and the Champions League match against Chelsea next week.

Valverde aimed a dig at Real Madrid when asked about the Los Blancos victory over the Paris outfit.

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He claimed that he is more worried about facing Antonio Conte’s side than coming up against Real in the latter stages of the tournament.

"In the first leg PSG were good, but Real Madrid managed to win it at the end with two amazing goals," he said.

"On Tuesday it was Real Madrid is Real Madrid, as always.

"They are always usually fine in this kind of scenario.

"But they aren't the rival for us to beat

"Our rival is Chelsea, who we play against on Wednesday."

Valverde’s men top the La Liga table with eight points and Real Madrid is in third place with 15 points behind the Catalan outfit.